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2017 WATC Derby Results: Gatting Beats Very Tempting

2017 WATC Derby Results: Gatting Beats Very Tempting

The boys fought back in the WATC Derby 2017 results at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday with Gatting beating home the Oaks winning filly Very Tempting to end the winning streak of the girls in the autumn classic. The past two years have seen the Grant Williams-trained Delicacy (2015) and Arcadia Dream (2016) beat home the…

WATC Derby 2017 Betting Update: Royal Star Scratched

WATC Derby 2017 Betting Update: Royal Star Scratched

All the rage Saturday racing-wise is on Winx in Sydney this afternoon, but over in Perth the 2017 WATC Derby betting markets have been shaken-up with the scratching of the favourite Royal Star. The gun Grant & Alana Williams-trained filly was the well-supported top fancy in markets at for this afternoon’s $400,000 Group 2 Schweppes…

Royal Star Leads 2017 WATC Derby Field & Odds

Royal Star Leads 2017 WATC Derby Field & Odds

The official WATC Derby 2017 field is out for the weekend’s Perth Group 2 featuring sixteen three-year-old stayers led in betting by the firm Grant & Alana Williams-trained favourite Royal Star. Running as Ascot Race 8 at 4:50pm (local time) on Saturday, this year’s $400,000 Group 2 Schweppes W.A.T.C. Derby (2400m) features three Team Williams-trained…

2017 WATC Derby Betting Update: Royal Star Favourite

2017 WATC Derby Betting Update: Royal Star Favourite

Class filly Royal Star is current favourite in pre-field WATC Derby 2017 betting to beat home the boys in the Group 2 at Ascot Racecourse in Perth this weekend. Sydney may be host to the weekend’s best racing with Winx running in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick, but Perth racing fans are also treated…

Arcadia Dream wins 2016 WATC Derby

Arcadia Dream wins 2016 WATC Derby

Perth’s leading jockey William Pike claimed his sixth win in the Group 2 $400,000 Schweppes W.A.T.C. Derby (2400m) at Ascot in Perth last Saturday with a perfectly timed run on Arcadia Dream. Pike had settled Arcadia Dream near the tail of the field in the early stages of the WATC Derby and when the speed…

Kia Ora Koutou Primed for 2016 WATC Derby

Kia Ora Koutou Primed for 2016 WATC Derby

Leading Perth-based trainer Adam Durrant has been pleased with the progression made by Kia Ora Koutou this time, and is confident his stable star is primed for success in Saturday’s 2016 WATC Derby (2400m) at Ascot Racecourse. Resuming this time for a credible fifth in the Listed Lex Piper Stakes (1600m) on March 5th, Kia…

2016 WATC Derby Betting Tips

2016 WATC Derby Betting Tips

The feature race at Ascot Racecourse this weekend in Perth is the lucrative WATC Derby 2016 for the three-year-olds, betting tips and selections for the staying clash detailed below. Due to run as Ascot Race 7 as the penultimate event on the card, this season’s $400,000 Group 2 Schweppes W.A.T.C. Derby (2400m) features a final…

Kia Ora Kouta Tops 2016 WATC Derby Odds

Kia Ora Kouta Tops 2016 WATC Derby Odds

Adam Durrant’s Group 1 placed gelding Kia Ora Koutou has opened clear favourite in WATC Derby 2016 betting to return to the winners’ stall for the first time this year at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse on Saturday. Third to Tarzino in last November’s Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington, the classy Blackfriars three-year-old has had…

2016 SA Derby Calls for Kia Ora Kouta

2016 SA Derby Calls for Kia Ora Kouta

Adam Durrant’s Victoria Derby placegetter from the spring Kia Ora Kouta will race for another Group 1 target in the SA Derby 2016 later this autumn with a run at Perth in this weekend’s $400,000 Group 2 WATC Derby (2400m). The three-year-old son of Blackfriars won his first four career starts in Western Australia before…

2016 WATC Derby Field: Kia Ora Kouta Draws Barrier 1

2016 WATC Derby Field: Kia Ora Kouta Draws Barrier 1

Adam Durrant’s consistent three-year-old Kia Ora Kouta is the big winner for Saturday’s WATC Derby 2016 at Ascot Racecourse drawing barrier one in the 12-horse field. A dozen young stayers make up the final field for this year’s $400,000 Group 2 W.A.T.C. Derby (2400m), including Blackfriars gelding Kia Ora Koutou chasing his fifth win from…